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Manius Acilius Glabrio (consul 67 BC)

Manius Acilius Glabrio, Roman statesman and general, grandson of the jurist P. Mucius Scaevola.

When Manius Acilius was praetor urbanus in 70 BC, he presided over the trial of Verres. In 67 he was consul together with Gaius Calpurnius Piso. The two consuls proposed the Lex Acilia Calpurnia against bribery during canvassing for elections.[1]

In the same year Manius Acilius was appointed to replace Lucius Licinius Lucullus, who was unable to control his soldiers, as proconsul of Cilicia and the command of the Third Mithridatic War against Mithradates VI of Pontus and Tigranes the Great of Armenia. While he was on his way to Pontus Mithridates won back almost all his kingdom and caused havoc in Cappadocia, which was allied with Rome and which had been left undefended. Manius Acilius did not march on Cappadocia nor Pontus but delayed in Bithynia.[2] The 'lex Manilia' proposed by the plebeian tribune Gaius Manilius gave the command of the war to Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, who replaced Acilius. Little else is known of Manius Acilius except that he declared in favor of capital punishment for the Catilinarian conspirators. He may have been the Manius Acilius Glabrio married to Aemilia Scaura

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cassius Dio, Roman History, 36.38-4.1
  2. ^ Cassius Dio, Roman History, 36. 14.4, 17.1


  • Dio Cassius, Roman History, 36.14.4, 17.1, 38-41.2, 43.1
  • Cicero, Pro lege Manilia, 2. 9;
  • Appian, The Foreign Wars, the Mithridatic War, 90.


  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Glabrio 2.". Encyclopædia Britannica. 12 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Caecilius Metellus,
and Quintus Marcius Rex
Consul of the Roman Republic
67 BC
with Gaius Calpurnius Piso
Succeeded by
Manius Aemilius Lepidus,
and Lucius Volcatius Tullus